Vantage Point

A couple gets married in Stockholm, Sweden, in this 2013 file photo. (CNS photo/Fredrik Sandberg, EPA) 
The Editors July 16, 2018
“The right of Catholics to express disagreement with their leaders is a right as old as Peter and Paul.”
Hubert M. Hart July 11, 2018
Thomas Merton's classic memoir was published 70 years ago.
Father Alfred Hicks and his first year students in 1961 (photo: Georgetown University)
Joseph MacDonnell June 29, 2018
July 17 marks the 50th anniversary of the coup d’etat in Iraq that brought the Baathist party to power.
Juzefa Maciokiene recalls her ministry to her fellow prisoners 50 years ago, when she served them—to use her word and theirs—as their priest.
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic peace activists burned draft files in an act of protest against the Vietnam War. This excerpt from America’s report of the trial (10/26/68) relates a “most unusual colloquy” between the defendants and the judge.
Raymond E. Brown March 30, 2018
In liturgically celebrating the truth and power of the passion narratives, however, we must be equally energetic in proclaiming, as did Pope John Paul II on the Auschwitz anniversary: “Never again anti-Semitism!”